The founder of an artificial intelligence startup, Emad Mostaque has warned that robots could end up controlling humanity.
According to Mostaque, 40, founder of Stability AI, this may happen in a “worst case scenario,” and humans could be told, “goodbye, you’re kind of boring.”
He added that governments may soon be frightened into regulating the robots by an occurrence that suddenly makes their impact real.
“If you have a more capable thing than you, what is democracy in that kind of environment?” he remarked in an interview with the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg On Sunday Show.
He believes that the impact of the new machines will be “painful” at first and that their economic impact will be bigger than that of the pandemic.
However, he believes that the jobs that are lost will be replaced by better ones because machines will undertake menial chores, allowing people to focus on the things that make us human.
According to him, the new technology might also provide “huge” benefits.
In ten years, companies like ChatGPT and DeepMind will be bigger than Google and Facebook, he predicts.
Stability AI is currently worth $1 billion (£803 million) and might soon be worth $4 billion (£3.2 billion) as more funding pours in, notably from Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher.
Stable Diffusion is an AI tool developed by the firm that uses AI to create visuals from simple text instructions by studying photos found online.